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Villers-Bocage tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bayeux at 22 km from Villers-Bocage

Visit Villers-Bocage: highlights and tourist information

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Villers-Bocage is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Tourist classifications for Villers-Bocage include "village d'etape".

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayeux at 22 km and Caen at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Villers-Bocage, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Villers-Bocage in Normandy.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Bayeux

Bayeux

at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral...

See Bayeux guide
Caen

Caen

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is...

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

See Creully guide
Arromanches

Arromanches

at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was...

See Arromanches guide
 
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Vire

Vire

at 32 km (direction south-west)

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des...

See Vire guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 37 km (direction north-west)

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments...

See Falaise guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest...

See Cabourg guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses...

See Beuvron guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans and artists...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 49 km (direction east-north-east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are...

See Houlgate guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 54 km (direction east-north-east)

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the Normandy coast...

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Calvados

Map of places to visit near Villers-Bocage

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Markets in and near Villers-Bocage

Market days in Villers-Bocage: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (7km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (11km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (24km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (25km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (26km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Villers-Bocage, France

What to do at Villers-Bocage? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Villers-Bocage.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (20km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (22km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (17km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (23km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (21km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (23km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (23km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (24km)
  • Roches de Ham (29km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (33km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (41km)
  • Baie des Veys (48km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (25km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (11km)
 
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Geography and distances

Villers-Bocage is in the north of France at 24 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Villers-Bocage is 221 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villers-Bocage

Canton: Villers-Bocage

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14310

Distance to Villers-Bocage

from Caen (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 221 km

from Calais: 274 km

from Nice: 852 km

from Bordeaux: 472 km

from Strasbourg: 617 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Villers-Bocage from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amaye-sur-Seulles, Anctoville, Bauquay, Coulvain, Courvaudon, Epinay-sur-Odon, Landes-sur-Ajon, Le Mesnil-Au-Grain, Longvillers, Maisoncelles-Pelvey, Monts-en-Bessin, Noyers-Bocage, Parfouru-sur-Odon, Saint-Agnan-le-Malherbe, Saint-Georges-d'Aunay, Saint-Germain-d'Ectot, Saint-Louet-sur-Seulles, Tournay-sur-Odon, Tracy-Bocage and Villy-Bocage.

This page in French: Visiter Villers-Bocage

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